Moustafa Ibrahim

  • I do agree with the points you made in this article. The environment needs to sustained not just for human life, but for all life. As Pellow says, our bodies are like battlegrounds and these environmental issues like climate change and pollution are what is disintegrating our “battlegrounds.”

  • We all hear how global warming and other issues are becoming a threat to our  environment. Now is that true? That may be a hard question for you to answer because of the influence of politics on our world today. […]

    • Hello!
      I agree with you about the poor neighborhoods not having sanitary living while rich neighborhoods having quicker pick up of their garbage. I like it when you stated ” If factors such as race and class continue to be taken into account when dealing with issues like this, then how will we ever move towards a more equal and safer society?” I think what you said is really meaningful and it really describes how our society is today.

    • Quoting you: “Social class and race shouldn’t be the factors in which determines whether or not we get to suffer these type of environmental issues.” In addition to this, the response times for governmental assistance should be the same, because if we start looking at who should or shouldn’t receive help based on socio-economic status, there will be increased inequality in today’s society. You did a great job on this article. Only thing I would touch up on is the grammar. Otherwise great job.

    • This is a good blog post, I agree. I like how you mentioned the people that will be the least affected are the people with more resources. In turn, that could be why many well-off people are not taking these environmental issues seriously.

  • I agree with the points you made, inequality towards immigrants has increased substantially in the United States. Your race and even your background can intensify how much if this inequality you face. Mostly immigrants of color are the ones facing this because they are the ones that are getting told to “go back where they came from” because the…[Read more]

  • I agree with you on how although the $100 fine may seem unreasonable, it is in fact a deterrent and a way to prevent people from even thinking of doing it. If we didn’t have these consequences set in place, how would these laws be enforced? It isn’t just for fare evasion, this goes for any crime from shoplifting, to drug use and even committing…[Read more]

  • This goes back to the factor of race that plays a huge role in how people may perceive this additional militarization because some races, such as people of color dominantly face inequality.

  • I like how you brought up the question of whether heavy police presence in a public space like Times Square help people feel safe, or does it intimidate them? Just as the conversation we had in class about this idea, everyone has their own perspective and feels differently about these topic.

  • I agree with how you stated that rent is becoming ridiculously way too high, even in areas like the south Bronx and ozone park. Landlords are placing too much of a burden on their tenants forcing some tenants to leave these houses while others have to work twice as hard. This is a major issue because people are already paying 50-60% of their…[Read more]

  • Have you ever heard from a from a loved one that they longer had a place to live in due to inability to pay for rent? This has become a major issue in the United States today especially in New York City. Prices […]

    • I agree with your opinion, you did a good job at being informative for the readers and you brought up relevant facts. I’d like to see new/recent data for 2017 now that I think about it. The de Blasio plan is 3 years old now as well so there could be data somewhere reliable.

    • I enjoyed your post about this topic. I agree that it is unfortunate that housing is so hard to find and maintain- often leaving people hopping from one apartment to another, on a never ending road of false security. Endless times of raising the rent in hope of wealthier people coming in (gentrification) can leave many middle class/poor in the dust, forcing them to move out because they can’t afford it or simply just feel left out (as the town gentrifies). The condition that these people are in- paying most of their income on housing, with so many bills left to pay, is a trap and it is extremely shameful.

  • I agree with how you stated that segregation plays a role in the workforce, with one race dominating a certain occupation,but do you think it has to do with the idea that specific races like to work and reside with people of the same race? Or do you think it has do with lack of opportunity because of unfair job channeling and reside in these areas…[Read more]

  • I agree with you 100 percent on the points you made on how globalization has many negative effects with the minimum wage not increasing and how companies hire workers in other countries do the work for much cheaper. These are definitely negative effects although, aren’t there some positive effects that come from globalization just as there are…[Read more]

  • I do agree with you, but a question I have is that as you said gentrification is occurring in a multitude of places in New York. So why do you think gentrification is taking place in these areas. What are the causes, is it due to the population, race of the people living there? Also do you think gentrification will come to an end in the future or…[Read more]

  • I agree, first off, the title of the blog was great in catching the reader’s attention and I liked the way you started the blog and how you used the Walton family gave us a better insight into exactly what economic inequality really is. This blog also gave a good amount of facts and statistical facts to really inform and help us understand more…[Read more]

  • Have you ever stopped and asked yourself “how did they get there?” whenever you looked at a person or group of people who are really successful? Is it because they work or have worked any harder then we have? I […]

    • I enjoyed your writing style- which transitioned from humor into a more serious approach. It was entertaining yet informative. I agree that the truth about economic inequality is shocking. I do not think it is good that it is shocking to most people because it means that most have no idea about the corruption brewing in their own country. It seems as if economic inequality is a whole other beast to conquer in the United States, since greed is a massive force and the source is hard to pinpoint, as you said.

  • Walking around the city being aware and observant, was a life changing experience for me. There’s so much that goes on that we tend to miss because we’re too busy socializing on our phones, or conversing with our […]

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